Hello everyone! So today we are here with Part 1 of a notecard project I started recently. I want to preface this by saying that I generally do not enjoy making cards. I don't really enjoy stamping or cutting paper or folding paper or pretty much any of the steps involved in making cards .... so let's just say this project was heavily inspired, assisted and motivated by my mother who does in fact enjoy making cards! Despite not enjoying card making, I have been wanting to make some recently for the Etsy shop.
Recently for Christmas I received this beautiful book of vintage-looking floral stickers which seemed like the perfect first step towards these cards.
The page above is just a small example of the many varieties of beautiful stickers in the book! The stickers have an off-white edge around the images so my creative consultant cut some card bases for me in a very similar shade.
Once I had the card bases, I was then able to focus on picking the stickers! I decided I would be doing sets of 4 cards so I found 4 stickers for each set that looked good together but did not match too perfectly. Here is an example below!
In terms of adhering the stickers to the cards, although they are sticky already (duh), I did also put some glue all over the back as well. When I put the stickers down with no glue, the edges were peeling up slightly which I did not want so I used an all purpose white glue to ensure they were very stuck down. The process was a bit tedious but very worth it!
We then picked a corresponding color to use for some additional details on the cards, For these blue flowers, we went with a nice yellow.
To add some visual interest to the paper, we ran it through my mother's Gemini Junior which is an embossing machine. It is the same concept as the Cuttlebug, only it automatically feeds the paper through as opposed to having to be hand-cranked.
We then cut this textured paper into little strips to be added to the front of the cards. And that is where I will leave you! The next steps in these cards are to use the Cricut to draw out some sentiments and add those to the front and maybe add some additional small stickers if I feel like they need them. Next time I will show you the final product of all the sets as well! For someone who does not enjoy card making, having these beautiful stickers already really helped make the process much easier for me. Having a mother who enjoys cutting paper also helped :)
Have a good Sunday everyone!
P.S. Today's photo on the homepage is from Pexels user Natasha Babenko:
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